Shares of XO Group Inc (NYSE:XOXO) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.21.

A number of brokerages have commented on XOXO. Zacks Investment Research cut XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus cut XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $23.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Roth Capital set a $21.00 price target on XO Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 27th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $16.25 price target on shares of XO Group in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Aegis restated a “buy” rating on shares of XO Group in a research report on Saturday, January 21st.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake in XO Group by 6.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 5,782 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 347 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in XO Group by 1.0% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 10,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in XO Group during the first quarter valued at about $181,000. Ulysses Management LLC acquired a new stake in XO Group during the fourth quarter valued at about $209,000. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System boosted its stake in XO Group by 0.8% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,895 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.73% of the company’s stock.

Shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) traded up 0.41% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $17.27. The company had a trading volume of 48,453 shares. XO Group has a 1-year low of $14.99 and a 1-year high of $20.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $437.81 million, a PE ratio of 47.97 and a beta of 0.97. The company’s 50-day moving average is $17.26 and its 200-day moving average is $18.16.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The specialty retailer reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $35.76 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.94 million. XO Group had a return on equity of 6.28% and a net margin of 4.38%. XO Group’s revenue for the quarter was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that XO Group will post $0.35 EPS for the current year.

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About XO Group

XO Group Inc is engaged in providing content and marketing solutions, targeted advertising programs, transactions and merchandise. The Company’s multi-platform brands guide couples through transformative life stages from getting married with The Knot, to moving in together with The Nest, to having a baby with The Bump, and helping bring celebrations to life with entertainment vendors from GigMasters.com Incorporated (GigMasters).

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